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Jan 31, 2017, 09:30 ET Dogs And Cats Take Over NYC With Westminster Kennel Club And American Kennel Club's Meet & Compete

The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC®) present Meet & Compete, a fun-filled, educational event that features AKC Meet the...


Jan 16, 2017, 10:19 ET AKC Petcare LLC's New Grooming and Boarding Space "AKC Canine Retreat" Grand Opening February 11th

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), is pleased to announce that its new pet care space AKC Canine Retreat will have its Grand Opening in New York City...


Dec 22, 2016, 16:57 ET Forrest and Charlotte Lucas Receive AKC Outstanding Leadership Award

The American Kennel Club (AKC) presented Forrest and Charlotte Lucas of Carmel, Indiana with the inaugural AKC Award for Outstanding Leadership in...


Dec 20, 2016, 09:42 ET Top Dogs Crowned At AKC Obedience Classic And AKC Agility Invitational

The 2016 AKC Obedience Classic and the AKC Agility Invitational took place December 17-18, 2016 in conjunction with the AKC National Championship...


Dec 19, 2016, 00:07 ET Puli "Preston" Wins Best in Show at Largest Ever AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin

GCHB CH Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky, a Puli known as "Preston" triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in...


Dec 17, 2016, 22:27 ET Alan Kalter & Dr. Chris Lezotte Named 2016 AKC Breeder Of The Year

Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte were presented with the 2016 AKC Breeder of the Year award for their HappyLegs Bullmastiffs at the AKC National...


Nov 22, 2016, 15:09 ET AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin Draws Largest Entry In History Of Event

The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has drawn record entry numbers in its 16th year. An entry of 4,710 dogs will compete for the...


Nov 01, 2016, 09:30 ET Canine Shopping Gets A Personal Touch With New AKC Shop

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce a new online shopping experience with the launch of The AKC®...


Oct 24, 2016, 09:00 ET Westminster Kennel Club & American Kennel Club Will Take Over NYC With Meet & Compete

The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC®) present Meet & Compete, featuring the 4th Annual Masters Agility Championship at...


Oct 18, 2016, 09:00 ET The American Kennel Club & Royal Canin Bring Nation's Largest Canine Extravaganza To Orlando

Canine Extravaganza, the nation's largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center's West Building this...


Oct 17, 2016, 13:22 ET Congressional Veterinarians Introduce Resolution Honoring Purebred Dogs

U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL-3] and Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional...


Oct 17, 2016, 13:14 ET Congressional Resolution Supports National Purebred Dog Day

U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho of Florida introduced House Congressional Resolution (H.Con Res. 170) to support National Purebred Dog Day. "Everyone...


Oct 14, 2016, 09:54 ET American Kennel Club Presents Legislator Of The Year Award To US Senator Kelly Ayotte

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, has announced that it will present U.S....


Sep 28, 2016, 16:18 ET AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin Tickets On Sale And Premium List Available Now

 Daytime and evening tickets are on sale now for the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando's Orange...


Aug 31, 2016, 09:35 ET The American Kennel Club And Royal Canin Announce Multiyear Agreement To Present The Nation's Largest Dog Show

 The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest purebred dog registry, and Royal Canin, a leading global pet food company...


Aug 24, 2016, 09:22 ET The American Kennel Club Announces Second Round Of AKC Paw Of Courage Award Recipients

 The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the...


Aug 17, 2016, 10:00 ET AKC Humane Fund Announces Winners of the 2016 Sir John D. Spurling, OBE, KCVO Scholarship

The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Sir John D. Spurling Scholarship, celebrating the human-canine bond....


Jun 22, 2016, 09:00 ET Pumi Joins The Pack As American Kennel Club's 190th Breed

NEW YORK, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest purebred dog registry, announced...


May 23, 2016, 11:32 ET The American Kennel Club Announces Recipients Of AKC Paw Of Courage Award

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest purebred dog registry, announces the launch of its newest award, the AKC Paw of Courage,...


Mar 22, 2016, 11:53 ET Agility, Obedience And AKC Rally® National Champions Crowned In Tulsa, Oklahoma

The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall entry of more than 1,600 this weekend at the American Kennel Club® (AKC®)...


Mar 17, 2016, 10:00 ET The American Kennel Club Partners With The American Cancer Society To Honor The Canine As A Caregiver

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, today announces a...


Mar 07, 2016, 10:00 ET American Kennel Club Signs Lease with The Durst Organization for Pet Care Facility at VIA 57WEST

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocacy for dogs, today announces that...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:00 ET Labrador Retriever Reigns Supreme Once Again In Boston

Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Boston's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2015 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:00 ET Labrador Retriever Reigns Supreme Once Again In Washington D.C.

 Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Washington D.C.'s top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2015 ranking of the most popular...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:00 ET Labrador Retriever Reigns Supreme Once Again In Seattle

 Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Seattle's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2015 ranking of the most popular...